Cops: Woman uses knife to slash tires, threaten couple


A Mattituck woman slashed the tires of a Northampton woman’s Jeep before threatening her and her boyfriend with a knife Saturday morning, Southampton Town police said.

Betty Bolling, 31, slashed the tires and gouged the rear driver’s side quarter panel of the victim’s vehicle with a kitchen knife at her residence on Pine Court about 8:20 a.m., according to a police report, causing about $750 in damage.

Ms. Bolling then approached the victim while “holding the knife in a threatening way,” police said.

The victim locked herself in her house, and Ms. Bolling drove away from the property, police said. She later drove by the victim’s boyfriend “displaying [the] knife,” according to a police report.

Ms. Bolling then drove back to her house on Route 25 in Mattituck, where Southold Town police found and arrested her, police said.

She was charged with two counts of second-degree menacing — both misdemeanors — two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and third-degree criminal mischief, all felony charges.